5 days in Boulder, Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Boulder, Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Drive:  1 h
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Boulder
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Denver

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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 19th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at CU Museum of Natural History, thenlook and learn at Fiske Planetarium, and then trek along Mount Sanitas Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulder online attractions planner.

Denver to Boulder is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Boulder are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Fiske Planetarium ©
Fiske Planetarium
CU Museum of Natural History ©
CU Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, see the interesting displays at Colorado Railroad Museum, and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver online trip itinerary planner.

Denver is just a stone's throw from Boulder. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. You will leave for Colorado Springs on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Colorado Railroad Museum, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Colorado Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Railroad Museum
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 21st (Mon), learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs route planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Old Homestead House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Glen Eyrie Castle ©
Glen Eyrie Castle
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

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